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Family Friendly Attractions in Myrtle Beach

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With more amusement parks and play centers than you can shake a stick at, plus the miles of sandy beaches, Myrtle Beach is a haven for families with kids who need entertaining. Teens will be on adrenaline highs with outdoors adventures and go-karting, while little ones can delight in pirate adventures and magical quests.


Amusement parks


Whether you like your rides wet and wild or fast and furious, Myrtle Beach has an amusement park for you. Plus, the waterfront setting gives an extra special atmosphere, and you can zip from beach to rollercoaster in no time at all. It’s enough to wear out even the most hyperactive of children.


Family Kingdom


Featuring 35 rides and a whole host of other amusements, Family Kingdom has something for everyone. You can scream your way down roller coasters, or test your mettle on a heart-stopping free-fall. For little ones, there’s a dedicated kiddie zone, with trucks, swings and mini roller coaster rides.


300 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach SC 29577. Tel:+1 843 626 3447


Family Kingdom website
Splashes Oceanfront Water Park


If you’d rather speed down water flumes and bob about on a lazy river, then Splashes Oceanfront Water Park is the place for you. From the high-speed rides that teens will want to go on again and again, to shallow pools for tots to splash about in, there’s fun for every age.


300 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach SC 29577. Tel:+1 843 916 0400


Splashes Oceanfront Water Park website


Indoor fun


If the weather takes a turn for the worse, or you just need a break from all that sunshine, then head inside to one of Myrtle Beach’s indoor attractions. From educational children’s museums to dizzying multi-level adventure centers, there’s enough to keep the kids busy for a week.




Venture into the quirkily built and brightly colored MagiQuest building, and it’s like stepping into a live-action, fantasy video game. Kids will be bestowed with a magic wand, which they can then use to battle, charm, and outwit their way through the levels. It’s intriguing, puzzling, and absorbing fun.


1185 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach SC 29577. Tel:+1 843 916 1800


MagiQuest website


Adrenaline adventures


When older kids tire of the beach and the boardwalk amusements, set them off on a high-octane adventure. They can go swinging through the trees on zipwires, or hit the backwoods on a dirt bike. Of course, in this motor-mad city, one of the top adrenaline adventures is a go-kart grand prix.


Broadway Grand Prix


Get a taste of Myrtle Beach motor racing at this multi-track race park. Whether you come as a group of competitive adults and teens for some serious go-kart racing, or you want to give your tots their first taste of life in the fast lane, there are tracks and rides for everyone.


1820 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach SC 29577. Tel:+1 843 839 4080


Broadway Grand Prix website


Family dining


Myrtle Beach is made for families, and many restaurants have special kids’ menus and family dining deals. There are plenty of pizzas and burgers to grab from the beachfront shacks when you get peckish, while there are more upmarket restaurants for a special dinner.


Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant


With an illuminated, pirate-style mast glittering outside, there’s no mistaking the maritime theme of Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant. It’s ideal for introducing the kids to freshly caught cuisine, and since it’s a buffet, they can pick and choose. It’s also half price for under-12s, while children 4 and under eat free.


1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach SC 29577. Tel:+1 843 916 2278


Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant website


Loco Gecko


A colorful eatery right on the beachfront, Loco Gecko is perfect for a seaside snack. Serving up burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas, it’s casual, family-friendly dining throughout the day. Once the kids are tucked up in bed, it segues into a Latin-inspired cocktail bar.


805 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach SC 29577 . Tel:+1 843 448 6800


Loco Gecko website